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God Understands Our Thoughts
By Brian Price 8/7/2013

"And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever." - 1 Chronicles 28:9

Who can understand the thoughts? Only God knows the hearts of every person. We tend to look at people and think, "Oh he looks like a nice person," or, "She looks mean," but only God knows what is on the inside. If we know anything about what goes on the inside, it is only because God has told us in his word. We may know what a lost person may think about because God tells us that the thoughts of his heart are only evil continually. But to truly know exactly what any person is thinking at any given moment is only something God can do. Jesus said to the Pharisees, "Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?" Many times thoughts can be influenced by different emotions. One major influence is fear. When Jesus arose from the dead and appeared to his disciples, the Bible says they were terrified and supposed they had seen a ghost. But Jesus said, "Why are ye troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts?" (Luke ch. 24). God knows fear can have a major impact on our thought processes, which is why he tells us over and over again in the Bible, "Fear not." The main theme surrounding the Lord's last words before his death in John ch. 14 - 16 is peace. He said, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27). He knows that our hearts and minds can play dirty tricks on us, and he knows that the greatest desire most Christians have is to have peace in their hearts. If we allow fear to trouble our hearts, we're giving way for bad thoughts to intrude. Keep your mind constantly on Jesus, for in him you will have peace.

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